Many Amazing Fruits That Help You Lose Weight Despite What You’ve Heard

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Grapefruit, Oranges & Peaches

We all have these stored in the fruit bins of our refrigerators. The first two go great with breakfast, and the peaches are often eaten with cottage cheese to give it a little sweet flavor, perhaps for lunch or a snack. However you can get these fruits into your diet is important. Read further to find out why.

7. Grapefruit

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Though eating grapefruit does not guarantee weight loss, it does contribute fewer calories when swapped for a high-calorie food. For example, consider replacing a bagel, muffin or doughnut with a grapefruit in the morning to get your day started. A grapefruit also makes a tasty dessert and is a lower-calorie alternative to ice cream and other sweets. It’s considered a fat-burning food that can kick-start your metabolism. Source

It is important for us to take into considering that one thing that helps us lose weight is increasing our metabolism and eating lower calorie foods. If grapefruit curbs your appetite by keeping you feeling full, contains fewer calories than other fruits, and helps keep sugar levels under control preventing you from binging, I say go for it!

8. Orange

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Healthy Vitamin C levels will help to keep you functioning at optimal levels, but if you’re looking to burn fat you might be concerned about the sugar in oranges. There’s no getting around it, oranges do contain sugar, which has the potential to turn to fat if it’s not burned up. But the calorie count is low, and the fiber actually helps to regulate your blood glucose levels.  In order for this to work out for you as a weight loss aid, eat it in moderation and to curb your sweet tooth when you’d otherwise be reaching for a candy bar or other sweet treat. Source

Even though orange juice always tastes good with breakfast, it does not contain the fiber that the actual fruit does, and it does not have the same nutritional value.  The good news is that an actual orange has a low-calorie density than many other snacks you might choose, and they are sweet and delicious.

9. Peaches

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According to Lauren O’Connor, a registered dietitian in Los Angeles, California and founder of NutriSavvyHealth, peaches are packed with important nutrients including vitamins A and C, potassium, and iron.  One medium peach (only 38 calories) provides nearly 2 grams of fiber and provides gentle laxative and diuretic properties. Source

Not only are peaches rich in vitamins and nutrients, but they are high in fiber and can help to flush your system upon consumption.  The Vitamin C in peaches helps to keep your skin moisturized and the potassium helps to support your heart health.  A study at Texas A&M University showed that “stone fruits” (skin and pulp surrounding the pit) such as peaches can potentially fight metabolic syndrome, the disease associated with obesity. Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors that coincide with weight gain. The health benefits of the peach are incredibly important. Overall it’s a great fruit to add to your diet.

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